If you’re anything like me, you drink almond milk on the regular because you’re lactose intolerant and don’t want to be doubled over in pain on the toilet every second of every day. Fortunately, there are enough brands on the market to find something to replace milk in our cereal, coffee, and to dip our cookies.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest brands of almond milk is being recalled for possibly containing actual dairy milk–which, can be horrible news for people like me, who have a serious milk allergy.
On Thursday, HP Hood LC–the parent company for Almond Breeze–issued a recall on over 145,000 cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze because they “may contain dairy.”
The company issued a statement saying:
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
According to the statement, the recall is being issued to shipments in: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Customers who have purchased a container of Almond Breeze milk and want to return it are eligible for a refund if they bring it back to the store they originally purchased it. Or, they can fill out a request on Blue Diamond’s website.
People on Twitter are both confused and upset to hear about the recall, wondering how a mix up like this could happen.
Still thinking about that Almond Breeze milk recall…and why cow’s milk was even in the vicinity to risk contaminating the batch..
— Shar (@SharSaysSo) August 3, 2018
there’s been a recall on fucking almond milk?
— j.goldfish☀️ (@_SincerelyDon) August 3, 2018
PSA TO MY VEGAN/NON DAIRY PEOPLE! There is a recall on the Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk for having traces of cows milk in it for any of the cartons due to expire this month or next! Just FYI! ?
— katie (@peachteeaa) August 3, 2018
How do you have an almond milk recall because of potential real milk in it? Shouldn’t be in same factory. Did somebody think it was funny to put real milk in and think I’m gonna make millions ? themselves.
— AK (@LeftySmooth) August 3, 2018
how’m the almond milk makers have to recall it because it has cow milk in it somehow like how that eem happen
— baby bot lis (@donghyuckbug) August 3, 2018
omg there's a recall for vanilla almond breeze milk bc apparently they may contain dairy n i've been getting stomach aches whenever i ate cereal w it recently….the
— nat (@lovesmeblind) August 3, 2018
— Sharon Wong (@NutFreeWok) August 3, 2018
Theres an almond breeze almond milk recall because some cartons have real milk…they thought they were slick
— A. Blanco (@luckiienumber7) August 3, 2018
Couldn’t figure out why I puking this morning, then I read that my almond milk had recall because contains real milk. Thank you for fucking my whole day up ???
— Moe ? (@harlachtwin) August 3, 2018